Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Bob Schwab's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAEuropeAsia E+SE
0  Δ GilbertΔ Richland Balsam  
1955   Δ Pinnacle  
1956   Δ Greylock  
1957   Δ Pinnacle  
1958   Δ Pinnacle  
1959   Δ Pinnacle  
1960   Δ Pinnacle  
1961   Δ Pinnacle  
1962   Δ Pinnacle  
1963   Δ Pinnacle  
1964   Δ Pinnacle  
1965   Δ Pinnacle  
1966   Δ Pinnacle  
1967   Δ Monadnock  
1968   Δ Pinnacle  
1969   Δ Pinnacle  
1975  Δ Pikes   
1978  Δ Belknap Crater   
1979  Δ Hood   
1980  Δ Shasta   
1981  Δ Whitney   
1982  Δ Grays   
1983  Δ Elbert   
1984  Δ Huron   
1986  Δ San Gorgonio   
1987  Δ Alta Vista   
1991  Δ Twin Sisters   
1992  Δ MassiveΔ Greylock  
1993  Δ RainierΔ Mitchell  
1994  Δ AnteroΔ Rogers  
1995  Δ HarvardΔ Washington  
1996  Δ Shavano  Δ Victoria
1997  Δ RedcloudΔ Charlies Bunion  
1998  Δ UncompahgreΔ Pinnacle  
1999  Δ Burroughs   
2000  Δ EvansΔ Greylock  
2001  Δ Devils PlaygroundΔ South Johnson Hill  
2002  Δ GreenhornΔ Huntersfield  
2003  Δ WheelerΔ Slide  
2004  Δ BlancaΔ Ellen  
2005  Δ Crooks TowerΔ Lafayette  
2006 Δ Boundary ButteΔ Wibaux CoHPΔ Old Speck  
2007  Δ Thunder ButteΔ Seward  
2008  Δ PettingellΔ Quirauk  
2009Δ Mauna Kea  Δ Thorny Flat  
2010  Δ SonoraΔ Spruce Knob  
2011  Δ San JacintoΔ Emmons CoHP  
2012  Δ JeffersonΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Zugspitze 
2013  Δ EddyΔ Roan High Knob  
2014  Δ ChiricahuaΔ Balsam Beartown  
2015 Δ Brantford HPΔ LookoutΔ Blood  
2016  Δ YoungsΔ Rabun BaldΔ Gornergrat 
2017  Δ Franklin CoHPΔ Standing Indian  
2018  Δ Black ElkΔ Raimer  
2019  Δ GarfieldΔ Clingmans Dome  
2020   Δ Stuffley Knob  
2021   Δ Tower Hill  
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAEuropeAsia E+SE


Legend for Color Coding

20,000 feet or more
14,000 to 19,999 feet
10,000 to 13,999 feet
5,000 to 9,999 feet
2,000 to 4,999 feet
Below 2,000 ft

About the Snapshot Year-Month Grid

General Considerations:

  • "-X" after a peak name means an unsuccessful ascent, for example "Rainier-X".
  • A parenthetical name is a non-summit goal hike, for example, "(Snow Lake Hike)" or "(Rainier)".
  • The Δ triangle symbol is a hyperlink to the detailed Ascent Page for that ascent. The peak name is a link to the Peak Page for that peak.
  • The color of the cell shows how high, prominent, isolated, or high-quality the peak/ascent is, and the color ranges are shown in the legend to the left.
  • If the color is based on altitude, prominence, or vertical gain, you can switch between meters-based ranges or feet-based ranges. These are set up to be generally equivalent.

This grid comes in seven "flavors", each one showing a different "top" peak for a month. The flavors or categories are:

  1. Highest Point Reached. Can be an unsucessful attempt or non-summit goal hike.
  2. Highest Peak Climbed. Sometimes not the same as highest point, if that point was an unsuccessful ascent or a non-summit goal hike.
  3. Most Prominent Peak climbed. Note that many peaks in the database do not yet have a prominence value.
  4. Most Isolated Peak climbed. Isolation values may not be 100% accurate, since most are cacluated to nearest higher peak in the database.
  5. Peak with most vertical gain hiked. Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain information on their ascents. Also, if several summits are grouped in a "trip", then the total gain for all ascents in that trip is assigned to the trip high point.
  6. Peak with the highest "Quality" value--this is a subjective number from 1-10 given by the climber. Note that many climbers have not given any of their ascents quality numbers.
  7. Finally, "Top Ascents in All Categories", which shows, for each month, the unique peaks from all the 6 other categories. In many cases, one or two peaks will be the leader in the 6 categories, since often the highest peak climbed for a month is also the highest point reached, the most prominent peak, and the one with the most gain. But in some cases several peaks may appear for a month.

Notes on Regions:

  • The dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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